Another rare torsion clock

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  1. reinhart

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    JU01.jpg JU02.jpg JU04.jpg JU05.jpg After years of silence I want to Show you this, at least in my estimate, rare Clock. I have not seen that Kind of crowned dome yet. Dimensions are 320mm from base to top, 170mm base Diameter and 150mm top Diameter. Would appreciate your Evaluations as allways.
    Regards from Vienna, Reinhart

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  2. etmb61

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    Reinhart,

    That's a unique one for sure. The movement is by JUF from around 1912. The pendulum looks correct for that time too, is it numbered? Is the dial celluloid or enameled?

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    Need to discuss with John Hubby here on the MB. He is perhaps the worlds foremost expert on torsion pendulum clocks.
     
  4. KurtinSA

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    Nice top and base? Has the clock run in the past? Strange to see the adjuster weights so far out on the pendulum. Probably the suspension spring is not the right thickness, as in too thick and it was running very fast.

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    The pendulum is not numbered, the dial seems to be enamel, I have to dismantle to be sure. In my estimateThe Clock has not been running for quite a period of time. I have not done any work on it yet but I am Looking Forward to do. Besides, although I actually quitted collecting years ago I could not withstand to buy that nice piece out of a Heritage just recently. Thanks for all comments, Reinhart
     
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    base feets.jpg dial.jpg plates.jpg Addendum: Dial definitiv enamel, thickness of the glass cylinder 5mm
     
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    Are the base and top made of metal?
     
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    Could you post a couple of different views of the base and top dome? The top looks like it's made from at least two parts formed together. The pattern on the sides of both parts looks pressed in, as opposed to being applied, and are well formed with good detail. Someone made special tooling to do that. That seems like a lot of work for a one off item. There must be others items with this design out there.

    Where did you acquire it? Perhaps it's previous ownership could offer some insight to the design.

    Eric
     
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    base01.jpg dome01.jpg dome02.jpg top01.jpg All parts are crafted extraordinarily well.And yes, the dome is Kind of a mistery for me and, was the Thing that fascinated/interested me in the first place. Concerning provenience, the Clock came from an elderly Lady Living in Vienna who herited it from her grandmother, presumably.
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    The age of the clock really shows with the apparent thickness of the dome! :thumb:

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    The movement support platform with the center cut out looks more like something usually found with a Becker clock. The rectangular portion of the platform is also narrower than the movement. Unusual features for a JUF clock.

    Eric
     

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